NAIT Protective Services has the authority to issue the City of Edmonton Bylaw Tickets and the Province of Alberta Violations. The process of appeal for each ticket is very different.
City of Edmonton Bylaw Tickets
Within 15 days of receiving a bylaw ticket, a 'final notice' is mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle if the voluntary payment is not made by the due date.
After 45 days, a 'violation ticket' is created for processing. This ticket will have the required court appearance date printed on it. Failure to attend court may result in a conviction in absence'. Please be aware that additional penalties and motor vehicle services denial may be put into effect until all fines and penalties are paid.
If you wish to appeal a Bylaw Ticket, you must contact the Bylaw Ticket Administration office. Violations may be appealed within 15 calendar days from the date that the ticket was issued by writing a letter of explanation and appeal to the address listed below:
Bylaw Ticket Administration
2nd floor, Chancery Hall
9930-102A Avenue NW
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 8:30am- 4:30pm
Province of Alberta Violations
Your copy of an offence notice violation ticket will be yellow or white and it will have the words “Part 3, Offence Notice” in the upper right hand corner.
Read both sides of the ticket carefully. The back provides detailed information on your options.
If you fail to respond to an offence notice violation ticket on or before the date set out on the front of the ticket, you may be convicted in your absence. The amount set out on the front of the ticket (the Voluntary Payment Option) will be assessed as your fine. The fine and any applicable late payment charge will be recorded at the Motor Vehicle Registry and you will be mailed a Notice of Conviction. The
Motor Vehicle Registry may not provide you with services until you pay all fines in full. An accumulation of unpaid fines may result in the suspension of your operator’s license.
Traffic Court is part of the Provincial Court of Alberta. It deals with offences (commonly referred to as provincial offences) under provincial statutes such as the Traffic Safety Act and Regulations under this Act, municipal by-laws and a few federal statutes. Traffic Court does not deal with charges under most federal statutes, including the Criminal Code.
Trials in Traffic Court are generally heard by a sitting justice of the peace (usually referred to as a Traffic Commissioner). However, Provincial Court judges hear trials at some locations in the province. A Provincial Court judge should be addressed in court as Your Honor, and a Traffic Commissioner, as Your Worship.
More information Provincial Traffic Tickets.